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Grateful Dead Live at Shrine Auditorium on 1978-01-11




Set 1

New Minglewood Blues
Dire Wolf
Looks Like Rain
They Love Each Other
Big River ->
El Paso
Brown Eyed Women
Let It Grow

Set 2

Samson And Delilah
Sunrise
Terrapin Station ->
Playing In The Band ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Saint Stephen ->
Not Fade Away ->
Playing In The Band

Encore
Passenger


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Shrine Auditorium
Location Los Angeles, CA

Source Matrix by Sir Mick
Transferred by SirMick

Notes

Sources used:

1) SBD > MC > R > PCM > D > CD > EAC > SHN
part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002
Thanks to Raoul Duke & Matt Vernon
edits/encoding by JCotsman

2) audience recording on a Marantz pro cassette deck, don't recall the model & Sennheiser MKH404 mics
Lineage: master cassette > reel @ 3.75 ips > reel @ 3.75 ips > HD > wav
Encoding: CDWave > flac frontend > flac
Recorded by: a friend of a friend
Transfer by: Pantagruel
notes:

- the dc offset has been removed from both sources
- a number of very small dropouts have been repaired in the aud source, and a small patch of static
removed from the sbd
- much of the tuning is missing from the aud and has been patched in from the sbd
- several sections of music are missing from both sources. The relevant sections have been patched in
from the opposite source


comments:

- my track splits for most of d2 are somewhat speculative, since it doesn't seem to have been pinned down.
The timings at Deadlists, even allowing for the fact that the pitch may not be correct, are quite different
from these and there, d2t05 has been included as part of the previous track.


Matrixed by
SIRMick
June 2008

Reviews

Reviewer: bstrohl - - January 11, 2012
Subject: Grate Show
Check it out
Reviewer: NYLifer - - January 11, 2012
Subject: Sage & Spirit !!! Bass and drums !!!
Sage & Spirit during track 2 tuning! Awesome!
Bass and drums during track 21. Sweet!
Peace,
Bob
Reviewer: utopian - - February 22, 2010
Subject: Nice
Dipping back into some 78 gems
Reviewer: grendelschoice - - January 24, 2009
Subject: As Mr. Spock might say....
...."fascinating."

One of the first shows of 1978, with a fine matrix mix

You can really hear the transition from the silky smoothness and "just exactly perfectness" of 1977 to the rougher-edged and slightly more hard-driving rock and roll sound they took on for most of '78. It's sloppier stuff to be sure, but they also take a lot of chances that pay off, especialy in this show, which seems to be somewhat under the radar.

Highlights here are a seriously gritty LET IT GROW to end the 1st set...Jerry grinds out some nasty solos and the band drives hard behind him...you wonder how they even manage to float into the 2 "gentle" sections before "what shall we say/shall we call it by a name", but they do pull it off.

2nd set is really where it's at with this show. Outstanding run of TERRAPIN>PITB>DRUMS>SPACE>ST STEPHEN (an almost perfect rendition w/only one clunky transition getting back into the "St. Stephen will remain" refrain; but overall excellent version--hard driving and believe it or not really well-belted out, even I daresay by Donna)>NFA>PITB REPRISE.

Also a very cool and different encore selection of PASSENGER.

This show deserves more attention, even if only as a sort of indicator to what 1978 would be for the band: a mixed bag of very aggressive, take-no-prisoners shows that sometimes missed the mark for ragged execution, but more often than not yielded high-energy results and some very memorable moments of greatness.
Reviewer: bomberman - - January 23, 2009
Subject: Un-fu!
An amazing show! Rip's from beginning with a hot NMB and even a Dire Wolf! The Let It Grow smokes and the entire 2nd set is nothing short of masterful. Samson is seriously fired up, sunrise is beautifully done, and Terrapin is virtually flawless. The Playin' package is exploritory yet propulsive and the closer, Passenger rocks em out the doors! Jerry is completely focused throughout the show and everyone feeds off his kick-ass performance.
The sound of the Matrix copy is pretty damn good and definitely makes the listening experience much sweeter. Not perfect throughout, but still pretty damn good.
5 stars easy (10 if possible) for a fantastic show, 4.5 stars for the sound.
Thank you for all the work you put into this Sir Mick. I am very Grateful to have stumbled across this one.
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